Greene County Agricultural Fair Gearing Back Up For 2023
CARROLLTON - The annual Greene County Agricultural Fair is returning for 2023 with a full lineup of grandstand events, shows, live music, and much more. This year’s fair will run from Tuesday, May 30 to Saturday, June 3.
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Adult Single Admission Tickets will be available for $4 until the last weekend of the fair, when those tickets will be $5. Children under 12 will be admitted for free.
Festivities will kick off on Tuesday, May 30 with the Sheep Show at 8 a.m. That evening, the Miss Greene County Fair Pageant will be held in the grandstands at 6:30 p.m. and the Art Hall will be open from 5 to 7 p.m. Ticket prices for the pageant are $6 for General Admission and $12 for Reserved Seating.
Wednesday, May 31 will start with the Steer Weigh-in at 8:30 a.m., followed by Harness Racing that evening at 6:00 p.m. in the grandstands. Tickets for the Harness Races are $2 each.
The Beef Show and Swine Show will start at 8 a.m. on Thursday, June 1, and the Rodeo and 4H Weigh-in will take place that evening. The Rodeo begins in the grandstands at 7 p.m. and tickets are $8 each. The 4H weigh-in will run from 4 to 8 p.m. and the Art Hall will be open from 5 to 7 p.m.
There will also be a Mutton Busting Pre-Show on June 1 at 6 p.m. Registration must be completed by calling Ashley Dodd at (573) 253-3882 on Friday, May 26th from 5 to 9 p.m. Children participating must be 7 years old or under and 60 pounds or less and entries are $15 each.
Friday, June 2 will begin with an FFA Show at 8:30 a.m. That afternoon, the Goat Show will take place at 4 p.m. and items will be removed from the Art Hall from 1 to 3 p.m. That night is the Truck & Tractor Pull starting at 7 p.m. in the grandstands and tickets are $10 each. The band Brushville will also perform live music starting at 8:30 p.m.
A jam-packed schedule is lined up for Saturday, June 3, starting with the 4H show at 8 a.m. featuring rabbits, swine, beef, sheep, and goats. The Truck Show takes place that afternoon from noon to 4 p.m. and the 4H auction follows at 5 p.m. with rabbits, beef, sheep, goats, and swine. The Demolition Derby takes place that night at 7 p.m. and a fireworks show will follow immediately afterwards. The band The Git Down will perform live music at 8 p.m.
The fairgrounds are located at 233 IL-108 in Carrollton. To learn more about this year’s Greene County Fair, visit thegreenecountyfair.com or the event’s Facebook page.
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